About Me

I am a fourth year graduate student at Nuclear Theory group at Stony Brook University. I am interested in high multiplicity particle collisions at LHC and RHIC, because they can create Quark Gluon Plasma — a new form of matter, where protons and neutrons melt into quarks and gluons. Astonishingly, these tiny droplets of matter interact so strongly, that they can be effectively described as a fluid — the perfect fluid. Understanding its properties, e.g. viscosity over entropy ratio, is the aim of my research.

I use both analytical and numerical tools for modeling heavy ion collisions. My advisor and I developed 3+1 viscous hydrodynamics code which is available to download at github

Contact Details

Aleksas Mazeliauskas
PhD Candidate, Nuclear Theory Group
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800
e-mail: aleksas.mazeliauskas at stonybrook.edu


Stony Brook University

Department of Physics and Astronomy

PhD candidate 2012 - Present

Advisor Derek Teaney

Cambridge University

St Catharine's College

Master of Mathematics with distinction 2011 - 2012

BA (Hons) Mathematics, 1st class 2008 - 2011


Stony Brook University

TA and RA assistant 2012 - Present

David Fox Prize (2013) for Outstanting Teaching Assistant


My work is on initial stages and hydrodynamic evolution of heavy ion collisions. Click on figures below to find out more!

Student responses

  • Aleksas was always very welcoming and took the time to answer any questions the students had. I loved his strategy of reviewing the formulas before discussing that weeks homework — this form of review sincerely helped me succeed in this course. His quizzes were challenging but in a positive way and they were always relevant. I would love to see him become a professor one day and attain his career goals.

    from PHY 132 recitation evaluations
  • I think the instructor was more valuable than the course itself. Any TA for these recitations will help with homework problems and review tests, but there was a lot of effort put in with this TA. The practice quizzes and thoughtful explanations were a big help for learning and reviewing the material, and was the link he sent us to physics lectures by a professor at MIT.

    Pfrom PHY 132 recitation evaluations
  • The TA, Aleksas, is a wonderful TA. He would do a fantastic job in teaching the entire course. His expectation of the students is perfect, yet he somehow is also a fantastic teacher (even in giving quizzes, which is rare). He gives useful equations on the board and does not mind helping a student through a difficult problem, because he knows that some problems the students cannot do alone. Please give this man a medal.

    from PHY 132 recitation evaluations